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King George Island to King George Island Cruise

  • Departure DateFri 6th Jan 2023
  • Silversea Silver Explorer
  • 6 Night Cruise From King George Island
  • Fly Cruise From £12,559 pp

Itinerary

  • King George Island, South Shetland Islands
  • Antarctica
  • South Shetland Islands
  • King George Island, South Shetland Islands

What's Included

  • Ultra-luxury, all-suite accommodation on board small intimate ships
  • Multiple restaurants with diverse cuisine & open-seating dining
  • Beverages in Suite and throughout the ship, including Champagne, select wines & Spirits
  • Soft Drinks including specialty coffees & bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • WiFi throughout the ship
  • 24-hour room service
  • Full Personalised Butler Service for every Suite
  • Overseas Shuttle Service at select destinations
  • Expedition activities and on-board expert lectures on expedition sailings
  • “Cruise with Confidence” - 30 Day Cancellation & Future Cruise Credit Protection
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • All Port Taxes & Fees

Prices from pp

TypeSuite
Fly Cruise
£12,559

Fly Cruise - flights are included, call to discuss flights from your regional airport, flight supplements may apply.
Voyage Code: E1230106006

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Day 1 - King George Island, South Shetland Islands

Arrive: Fri 06 January 2023 / Depart: Fri 06 January 2023 at 18:30

As the largest of all the South Shetland Island, King George is considered the gateway to Antarctica. At just 120 kilometres from the Antarctic Peninsula and the only airport in the South Shetlands, it is the connection between “real life” and “Antarctic life”. More than 10 different nations have year-round or summer-only scientific research stations on the island (considering that 90% of the island is covered by snow and ice, that is quite an achievement!). Maintaining a base on the island allows membership of the Antarctic Treaty. View less There is even a Russian Orthodox church, with a permanent on-site priest. The island might be home to a few international scientists, but they are very much outnumbered by the diverse wildlife that considers King George Island rightfully theirs. Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins all commute to and from the Antarctic peninsula from the island, while Weddell and leopard seals are regular visitors and can be spotted either in the water or on the shore. Naturally, this brings a huge amount of birdlife: skuas and southern giant petrels are regular summer residents, attracted by the warm climate (warm being a relative term, average temperature is between 1.5 and -6.5?C). The island was named after King George III after British explorer discovered it in 1819. Since then the island has been claimed by both Chile (1940) and Argentina (1943), but remains part of British Antarctic Territory.

Day 2 - Antarctic Sound

Day 3 - Antarctica

Arrive: Sun 08 January 2023

The Antarctic Peninsula unravels upwards towards South America, reaching out a beckoning finger to the adventurous, who dare to explore this untamed realm. Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula lies a mere 620 mile from Tierra del Fuego and, for many, offers a spectacular first taste of the snow-blanketed landscapes and colossal ice sculptures, which make up Earth’s least-explored continent. Unseen by humans until 1820 - a blink of an eye ago in relative terms - this is an adventure sure to make your hairs stand on end, as you experience the thrill of the truly unknown and extraordinary. The vast peninsula is sprinkled with research bases, which are at the frontline of human scientific endeavour, pushing to study and understand this unique landscape, its exceptional wildlife, and the impact that humans are having on this pristine continent. Witness cathedral-sized icebergs up close, and blue-hued glaciers, slowly slipping from imposing locations like Hope Bay. Blanched mountain peaks cover the peninsula, and you’ll find thousands of adorable Adelie penguin pairs thriving undisturbed in this peninsula’s unique setting.

Day 4 - Antarctica

The Antarctic Peninsula unravels upwards towards South America, reaching out a beckoning finger to the adventurous, who dare to explore this untamed realm. Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula lies a mere 620 mile from Tierra del Fuego and, for many, offers a spectacular first taste of the snow-blanketed landscapes and colossal ice sculptures, which make up Earth’s least-explored continent. Unseen by humans until 1820 - a blink of an eye ago in relative terms - this is an adventure sure to make your hairs stand on end, as you experience the thrill of the truly unknown and extraordinary. The vast peninsula is sprinkled with research bases, which are at the frontline of human scientific endeavour, pushing to study and understand this unique landscape, its exceptional wildlife, and the impact that humans are having on this pristine continent. Witness cathedral-sized icebergs up close, and blue-hued glaciers, slowly slipping from imposing locations like Hope Bay. Blanched mountain peaks cover the peninsula, and you’ll find thousands of adorable Adelie penguin pairs thriving undisturbed in this peninsula’s unique setting.

Day 5 - Antarctica

Depart: Tue 10 January 2023

The Antarctic Peninsula unravels upwards towards South America, reaching out a beckoning finger to the adventurous, who dare to explore this untamed realm. Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula lies a mere 620 mile from Tierra del Fuego and, for many, offers a spectacular first taste of the snow-blanketed landscapes and colossal ice sculptures, which make up Earth’s least-explored continent. Unseen by humans until 1820 - a blink of an eye ago in relative terms - this is an adventure sure to make your hairs stand on end, as you experience the thrill of the truly unknown and extraordinary. The vast peninsula is sprinkled with research bases, which are at the frontline of human scientific endeavour, pushing to study and understand this unique landscape, its exceptional wildlife, and the impact that humans are having on this pristine continent. Witness cathedral-sized icebergs up close, and blue-hued glaciers, slowly slipping from imposing locations like Hope Bay. Blanched mountain peaks cover the peninsula, and you’ll find thousands of adorable Adelie penguin pairs thriving undisturbed in this peninsula’s unique setting.

Day 6 - South Shetland Islands

Arrive: Wed 11 January 2023 / Depart: Wed 11 January 2023

The ice-coated Antarctic Peninsula forms perhaps the most accessible region of mainland Antarctica, lying a mere 480-miles away from South America, across the fabled waters of Drakes Passage. Lying close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands fall under the jurisdiction of the Antarctic Treaty, suspending claims on their sovereignty. View less Several countries maintain research bases here, and with plump elephant seals, and crowds of Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins also calling the islands home, it can even feel a little crowded at times. King George Island is the largest and most hospitable island, hosting the majority of the research stations - some of which are populated all-year-round by tiny, hardy crews. Don’t be fooled though, these islands offer extraordinary adventure in one of the most remote locations on earth. The triple peaks of Mount Foster tower above the archipelago, and you’ll feel your heart pumping a little quicker, as you sail into the core of Deception Island’s magnificent collapsed volcano caldera. Hike the luna landscapes within, and even dip into the improbably warm, geothermally-heated waters of Pendulum Cove. Elephant Island, meanwhile, is written deep into the annals of Antarctic expedition legend, as the site where Ernest Shackleton and the stricken crew of the Endurance miraculously survived a harsh Antarctic winter, in 1916. Discover even more reasons to visit this incredible icy kingdom and find out why many consider the South Shetland Islands to be the jewel in Antarctica’s Crown, by reading our blog.

Day 7 - King George Island, South Shetland Islands

Arrive: Thu 12 January 2023 / Depart: Thu 12 January 2023

As the largest of all the South Shetland Island, King George is considered the gateway to Antarctica. At just 120 kilometres from the Antarctic Peninsula and the only airport in the South Shetlands, it is the connection between “real life” and “Antarctic life”. More than 10 different nations have year-round or summer-only scientific research stations on the island (considering that 90% of the island is covered by snow and ice, that is quite an achievement!). Maintaining a base on the island allows membership of the Antarctic Treaty. View less There is even a Russian Orthodox church, with a permanent on-site priest. The island might be home to a few international scientists, but they are very much outnumbered by the diverse wildlife that considers King George Island rightfully theirs. Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins all commute to and from the Antarctic peninsula from the island, while Weddell and leopard seals are regular visitors and can be spotted either in the water or on the shore. Naturally, this brings a huge amount of birdlife: skuas and southern giant petrels are regular summer residents, attracted by the warm climate (warm being a relative term, average temperature is between 1.5 and -6.5?C). The island was named after King George III after British explorer discovered it in 1819. Since then the island has been claimed by both Chile (1940) and Argentina (1943), but remains part of British Antarctic Territory.

Silver Explorer From Silversea

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Ship Cabins

Adventurer Suite

Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with a soak in the marbled bathroom’s tub. Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day’s travels by journaling at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen television. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens – with your choice of nine pillow types. One bedroom: 167 ft²/15 m² with 2 portholes Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences BVLGARI bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands A choice of pillows Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Two portholes Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Alarm with iHome docking station Plush Etro bathrobe Champagne on arrival

Explorer Suite

Deck Four forward is home to eight Explorer Suites. Enjoy a separate sitting area and the passing scenery through a view window. Explorer Suites accommodate up to two guests and exude cosy opulence, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring ashore. One bedroom: 190 ft² / 18 m² with view window Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library View window Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Plush bathrobe Champagne on arrival

Grand 1 Suite

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”. One bedroom: 618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Balcony with patio fourniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors Living room with sitting area Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Vanity table with hair dryer Writing desk Illy espresso machine Daily canape service Dinner at officer's table Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Medallion Suite

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line. One bedroom: 400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Vanity table with hair dryer Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer’s table Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Illy Espresso machine Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Owner's 1 Suite

The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. For those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise. One bedroom: 728 ft² / 67m² including private balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Balcony with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors Living room with sitting area Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Vanity table with hair dryer Writing desk Illy espresso machine Daily canape service Dinner at officer's table Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Silver Suite

Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests. One bedroom: 422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest) Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Vanity table with hair dryer Sitting area with writing desk Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer's table Plush bathrobe Laundry service throughout the voyage Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Veranda Suite

A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony. One bedroom: 216 ft² / 20 m² including a french balcony Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences Luxury bath amenities Pillow menu Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Plush bathrobe Champagne on arrival

View Suite

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window. Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day. One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with view window Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences BVLGARI bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands A choice of pillows Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library View window Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Alarm with iHome docking station Plush Etro bathrobe Champagne on arrival

Vista Suite

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window Butler service Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences BVLGARI bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands A choice of pillows Personalised stationery Umbrella Direct dial telephone(s) 220-volt outlets Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views Twin beds or queen-sized bed Marbled bathroom with shower Fitted wardrobe with personal safe Sitting area with writing desk Hair dryer Alarm with iHome docking station Plush Etro bathrobe Champagne on arrival
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